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  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees for its low-income customers by up ...

  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 ...

  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    17 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him last week. At ...

  • Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone ad star

    18 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — The latest pitchman in Samsung's marketing machine: an unwitting President Barack Obama. Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with the president at a White House event using a Samsung phone and tweeted it ...

  • S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report

    18 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday after a report on hiring provided another encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from its winter slump. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at a ...

  • Workers at some downtown Las Vegas casinos vote to allow strike

    23 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) Union members at several downtown Las Vegas casinos have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract. A statement from Culinary Union Local 226 said that more than 99 percent voted for the authorization. The ...

  • BofA to spend $9.33 billion in FHFA settlement

    25 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) Bank of America will spend $9.33 billion to resolve a dispute over mortgage securities with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The agency sued 18 financial institutions in September 2011 over their ...

  • As trade talks begin, Europe wants its Parmesan back

    1 month, 10 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON— Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test. As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like ...

  • Stocks stumble, then mostly recover in late trade

    1 month, 21 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Stocks were mostly higher in late trading Friday as the market mostly recovered from an afternoon stumble. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory, but weakness in technology stocks held back the Nasdaq ...

  • Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco

    1 month, 24 days ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO — A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from his pet rat. Attorney John Gomez told the Associated Press on Tuesday that his ...

  • Collapse of exchange spells trouble for bitcoin

    1 month, 24 days ago

    (AP) TOKYO — The sudden disappearance of one of the largest bitcoin exchanges only adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was just beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology enthusiasts and adventurous investors who created it. ...

  • In rush to legalize gambling, more states are outsourcing regulation of casinos to private firms

    1 month, 28 days ago

    (AP) When Springfield, Mass., needed to choose who would build its first casino, the city hired an outside adviser to help with the process. The consulting firm Shefsky & Froelich recommended the deal go to MGM Resorts International. At the same ...

  • Outdoor outfitting retailer's co-founder Richard Cabela dies at 77

    2 months, 2 days ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb.— Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela's, died Monday. He was 77. Cabela, who went by Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn. The company that sells outdoor ...

  • Victim of casino glut, NJ’s Atlantic Club closes

    3 months, 7 days ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey's Atlantic Club Casino Hotel shut down early Monday morning, the victim of a glut of casinos in the northeastern U.S. Once Atlantic City's top-earning casino, where then-owner Steve Wynn clowned with Frank Sinatra in ...

  • Dec. auto sales falter; 2013 still best in 6 years

    3 months, 17 days ago

    (AP) DETROIT — December U.S. auto sales slowed a bit from the brisk pace earlier this year, but automakers still were on target to finish 2013 with the best numbers in six years. Nissan posted an 11 percent gain for December ...

  • At 50, new-look Mustang still has plenty of muscle

    4 months, 16 days ago

    (AP) DEARBORN, Mich. — America's first pony car — the Ford Mustang — is celebrating its 50th birthday with a swoon-worthy new design and plans to go global. Ford Motor Co. was to reveal the 2015 Mustang Thursday morning at events ...

  • Netflix sets Season 2 release of 'House of Cards' on Feb. 14

    4 months, 17 days ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES — The second season of Netflix's political thriller, "House of Cards," will debut on Valentine's Day next year. All 13 episodes will be available immediately Feb. 14. The Los Gatos, Calif., company says the show, starring Kevin Spacey, ...

  • Monday was top online shopping day on record, report says

    4 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Cyber Monday is still on top. Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Amazon started rolling out "Cyber" deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if ...

  • Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

    4 months, 18 days ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Tumblr is where the Internet's cool kids hang out. That's why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year's most buzzed-about deals. Now, Tumblr is flaunting its hipster credentials with a ...

  • Toy company ends lawsuit over Beastie Boys parody

    4 months, 24 days ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — A Northern California toy company says it has removed its parody of a popular Beastie Boys song from a promotional video that went viral. GoldieBlox founder Debbie Sterling posted an open letter to the band's surviving members ...

  • Review: 5 shopping apps to get you the best prices

    4 months, 24 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Looking to save a few bucks while you shop for holiday gifts? Don't hit the mall without these shopping apps. Many retailers, for instance, will match deals you find elsewhere, so these apps can help you find ...

  • After damning report, '60 Minutes' correspondent ordered to take leave

    4 months, 25 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — CBS ordered "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan and her producer to take a leave of absence Tuesday following a critical internal review of their handling of the show's October story on the Benghazi raid, based on a ...

  • Southwest boosting fee for pets that fly

    4 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) DALLAS — It'll soon cost more to bring your pet with you when you fly on Southwest Airlines. The airline is citing higher costs in raising its pet fee to $95 per flight from $75 beginning with flights on Jan. ...

  • Katie Couric to anchor news program for Yahoo

    4 months, 26 days ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Katie Couric is joining Yahoo to anchor an expansion of the Internet company's video news coverage in a move that she hopes will help persuade other broadcast TV veterans to make the transition into online programming. Monday's ...

  • Xbox One sales hit 1 million on first day, Microsoft says

    4 months, 29 days ago

    (AP) REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. says that more than 1 million Xbox One consoles have been sold worldwide since their midnight launch. The company says that surpasses first-day sales of the Xbox 360, the previous-generation model that went on sale ...

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